Fête de la Madeleine
Châteaurenard - Village fête - Du 4 au 9 août - Free
The origins of Mary Magdelene’s cart are entirely Provencal. In the middle ages, carts drawn by draught horses paraded around village streets to celebrate the completion of heavy work in the fields. It was to celebrate the development of irrigation in the region, giving rise to market gardening and fruit growing, that Mary Magdalene’s cart was created in the 17th century, and its has been paraded every year on the 1st Sunday in August since then.
For the entire festival period, bull running, Camargue bull games, a fairground, drinks stands, exhibitions, etc.
Information provided byOT Châteaurenard
- 04 90 94 70 57
Where to stay
1st fl: kitchen/living rm, 1 double bedrm, 1 single bedrm, 1 bedrm with 1 double & 1 single bed, shower rm, WC. Elec heating. Child's bed. Communal unfenced patio with garden furniture. Parking. Gîte adjoining a farm building with the owners' house next door.
Apartment surrounded by olive groves. Located on the owners' property in the heart of the Alpilles mountains. Living room with 2-person sofabed. Fully equipped kitchen. Bedroom with 2 single beds. Washroom. Separate toilets. Air conditioning. Terrace with patio furniture. Access to owners' pool.
This quiet, family camping site, 1km from the town centre (many shops, markets) at the heart of the reowned Provence sites, offers a warm welcome and much appreciated services; 15x8 swimming pool, 3x3 paddling pool, playground, snack bar, free wifi and, in peak season, entertainment for adults…
Studio Du Mas De L'ecureuil
A 8 km d'Avignon et St Rémy de Provence, au calme de la campagne et à proximité de sites touristiques attractifs, appartement climatisé de 44 m² à la décoration soignée situé sur le terrain des propriétaires. Au RdC : Séjour/Salon avec 1 canapé convertible. Cuisine américaine…
40 m2 gite, in the countryside on the side of the hosts' villa, ground floor. Bedroom, living room, bathroom, separate wc. Small private fenced yard. WM available, freezer, flat screen TV. Shared pool in enclosed 2500 m² garden, tranquility and relaxation assured. Parking in front of the…
Things to do
Pâtisserie Chocolaterie Hawecker
The pâtisserie and chocolaterie, which has been located on the Cours Carnot for ten years, is a small, family-run business producing many home-made specialities. Firstly, a wide range of gâteaux, with some ten home-made creations which change depending on the season. Then, several chocolate…
Distillerie Frigolet liqueur
Tasting and sales. The production of the Frigolet liqueur.began in Châteaurenard in 1865. Father Gaucher, a famous character from the stories of Alphonse Daudet, had developed a 'green, golden, hot, sparkling, exquisite' liqueur (extract from Letters From My Windmill). This divine drink has been…
Atelier de poterie du Vigneret
Création d'objets pour la table (vaisselle), de décoration (lampes...), objets sur commande. Poterie en terre en feu pour cuisson au feu de bois. Visite de l'atelier sur rendez-vous. Cours de poterie à la carte, ponctuels, séance de découverte d'1h30 (15€).
The Rougadou is a very small (254 ha), isolated in the midst of very few wooded areas. It is located to the Northwest of the Department, near the Durance and the continuity of the Rhone corridor.The Rougadou massif consists of several hills globally oriented in a direction North / South, the low…
Where to eat
Le Bistrot Provençal
Including both the likes of Comté fritters and veal blanquette, this menu tells the story of a family of restauranteurs from the Jura region. The Pacaud family upped sticks and settled in the south, in search of sunshine and old-style bistro food. Expect home-cooked, traditional dishes that bare…
Located on the main road through the town, Le Central offers traditional cuisine from our wonderful region; dishes are prepared with produce from the market, which are served in the restaurant itself or on its shaded patio. It received the distinction of Maître Restaurateur in 2010. Closed on…
Le Mas de l'Echanson
The setting: a renovated farmhouse. The team: a renowned chef and sommelier. One undeniable fact: the clients just keep coming back to sample the saffron-dusted mussels and finger-rolls with butter blended with raw vegetables, trilogy of aubergines, nectarine-crusted duck fillet and lavender…
Auberge de Noves
This is one of those pearls hidden deep in Provence: a pretty, peaceful residence, an aristocrat of this welcoming and generous countryside, between Alpilles and Luberon, in 15 hectares of wooded grounds. Three generations of the Lalleman family have held this restaurant since 1955 within walls…
LE PRE GOURMAND
It was quite a challenge setting up in the middle of a field! But Christine Fare and Patrick Léonce did it, transforming the ancient family-owned sheepfold into a contemporary-style restaurant set under a cedar timber frame. Christine Fare takes care of the service while Patrick Léonce works…